Super User http://rksroofingyork.co.uk Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:19:15 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Lead bays replacement, Heslington, York http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/354-lead-bays-replacement-heslington-york http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/354-lead-bays-replacement-heslington-york Lead bays replacement, Heslington, York

RKS Roofing Contractors recently carried out a lead bay replacement job in York for a client.

Lead bay replacement work - Heslington, York

The bay had its old lead removed. Underneath we found a large majority of the timber work was rotten. This was all removed and replaced using red wood of the same quality as the existing timber.

New mop rolls timber was installed to the hip end bay for the lead to be dressed over. Code 5 lead was cut in pieces to fit each side of the bay and dressed neatly into place. Once dressed, the lead was sealed with patination oil to stop a powdery white, non-adherent coating of lead carbonate - a corrosion product, which is aesthetically unacceptable - appearing on the lead once work was completed.

The abutment wall was finished with a code 5 lead step flashing which was anchored in place with lead plugs and the chase was sealed with lead specialist sealant.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) roofing jobs york Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000
Traditional lead work http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/traditional-lead-work http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/traditional-lead-work Traditional lead work

All traditional lead work carried out from bay roof replacements,box gutter replacement, valley replacement and chimney flashings. fixed in place with specialist hall clips, sealed with lead sealant and sealed with patination oil.

Lead can be used for a wide range of roofing purposes; from water proofing box gutters, valleys, dormer tops and cheeks, canopies, gutters and chimneys to decorative objects. 

In comparison to synthetic alternatives, lead is still one of the most durable and easy to use materials and can last over 100 years! Lead can also contribute to sustainable construction due to its long service life and durability.  

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) york roofing work Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Solar panels solar tube lighting http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/solar-panels-tube-lighting http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/solar-panels-tube-lighting Solar panels solar tube lighting

Solar tubing is a fantastic way to get natural lighting into dimly lit hallways and poorly lit rooms.

Solar tubing using Day-lighting Systems provide a compelling alternative to artificial lighting, bringing the benefits of piping brilliant, natural sun light to both new and existing buildings. These products can transform homes, offices, schools, factories, hospitals, in fact almost any building that requires additional daylight; whilst at the same time reduce energy consumption, costs, and your carbon footprint.

A Solar tubing System works in a similar manner to a window; the brighter the day outside, the more light you receive inside. The key when selecting a tubular day-lighting device is to make sure you choose the system that takes best advantage of the available light levels at all times of the day and year, and actively helps to control the light levels in your room; especially in corridors or stair cases with no windows or natural light. The solar tubes we use are rigid and reflect 99.7% of light in to your home. There are products on the market which are flexible, which are easier to install, but reflect as little as 9.72% of light in to your building.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) york roofing work Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Dry ridge and verge systems http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/dry-ridge-verge-systems http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/dry-ridge-verge-systems Dry ridge and verge systems

Takes away the crumbling mortar of gables and ridges and leaves a maintenance free finish. Available in a range of different colours and styles.

Dry ridge and verge systems have been designed over the past few years from companies such as Marley, Klober, Manthorpe and several other companies. These units have been designed to make roofs mortar free and in turn maintenance free.

PVC dry verge is specially designed to block any gaps that could permit birds or large insects entering the roof space. It makes an attractive, no-maintenance edging to any roof in either slate or tile. It can be fitted to existing buildings to replace failing mortar, cover any unsightly gaps and stop any falling debris. They can be used on new builds, existing properties and the units come in a range of colours Blue, Black, Brown and White Also available are a number of clay and concrete verge tiles. These are a similar system to the PVC dry verge but the gable end tile has a finish which come over the gable end.

Maintenance 

If installed correctly with eave closures and cap ends, dry verge will be maintenance free for over 10 years

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) york roofing work Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Solatube, Natural daylight light system http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/315-solatube-natural-daylight-light-system http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/315-solatube-natural-daylight-light-system Solatube, Natural daylight light system

The Solatube rigid system offers a much more efficient system than other products on the market

Lighting with natural light - Heworth, York

RKS Roofing Contractors were recently contacted by a client who had a very dark hallway and landing area at the centre of their home, which they wanted lighting with natural lighting if possible. We offered the customer a written quotation using the Solatube system.

The Solatube rigid system offers a much more efficient system than other products on the market, it reflects as much as 99.7% of light in to the building compared with just 9.72% from its competitors.

We were selected to install the system for the client. We installed two full Solatube systems to the hall way and landing.

The reflective tubing came through the roof loft space and worked well, with specialist angles directed to the areas that needed lighting successfully. The client is delighted with the finished installation and the effect it has on their hall way and landing.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) roofing jobs york Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Pantile Re-roof, Copmanthorpe http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/314-pantile-re-roof-copmanthorpe http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/314-pantile-re-roof-copmanthorpe Pantile Re-roof, Copmanthorpe

Works included the installation of lead valleys, lead flashings to the chimneys, installation of ridged board insulation and installing shiplap uPVC to the dormers.

RKS Roofing Contractors were recently selected to undertake a large re-roofing project for a client in Copmanthorpe. The existing roof, before work commenced was the original pan tile roof; works included the installation of lead valleys, lead flashings to the chimneys, Installation of ridged board insulation and installing shiplap UPVC to the dormers.

The client had recently bought the property and wanted a full re-roof completing, plus, while the roof was stripped of its existing tiles and under felt, some ridged board insulation installing to help lower his utility bills and keep his home warmer, whilst also improving the energy efficiency of the house.

The roof was stripped of its existing pantiles, felt and batten. We managed to salvage 90% of the existing roof tiles to be reused. The salvaged tiles were brought down off the scaffold and cleaned with a jet wash for re-use.

When the roof was stripped we noticed that sections of the roof were not supported correctly and hired a structural engineer to carry out calculations and instruct us on how to make the roof structurally sound. This involved installing some new spars and purlins to sections of the roof.

Once the roof had been made structurally sound we installed some ridged board insulation, this was friction fit between the rafters of the roof. All joints were sealed with reflective foil tape. Felt and batten was installed to the roof as normal and the roof re-tiled with the reclaimed pantiles. The extra tiles we needed to complete the roof were sourced by ourselves through a local reclaimed roofing material specialist.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) roofing jobs york Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Dry Verge Job, Strensall York http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/313-dry-verge-job-strensall-york http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/313-dry-verge-job-strensall-york Dry Verge Job, Strensall York

RKS Roofing Contractors recently carried out some dry verge work on a residential property in Strensall, York.

Dry Verge work on a residential property

The Client had issues with faulty mortar work to the existing gables. We suggested the client have Manthorpe Dry Verge units and fittings installed to stop any future problems and leave the gables maintenance free.

Once the gables were stripped back of the existing roof tiles, the old battens and felt were removed and replaced to ensure that a correct and solid fixing of the dry verge units could be guaranteed. The new battens were carefully cut with the correct overhang over the gable, so when the dry verge units were installed they would have a nice straight finish up the gable end.

The tiles were re-fixed to the roof including a new dry verge unit to each course of tiles on the roof. Eave closure units and ridge cap ends were also installed and any removed ridges re-bedded and pointed to the roof.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) roofing jobs york Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Slate re-roof with new Welsh slate http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/312-old-station-pub-slate-re-roof-with-new-welsh-slate-knaresborough http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/component/k2/item/312-old-station-pub-slate-re-roof-with-new-welsh-slate-knaresborough Slate re-roof with new Welsh slate

RKS Roofing Contractors were recently selected to undertake a large roofing project for a client who wanted to change a pub in Knaresborough into 3 adjoining properties.

Welsh slate roof project - Old Station Pub, Knaresborough

The existing roof before work commenced was the original Welsh slate roof, which we replaced. Works included lead guttering, lead work to the chimneys, a vertical area of slating and lead work to copingstones. The project took 8 weeks in total.
 
Unfortunately the roof had been sprayed internally with a Polyurethane insulation foam. This made stripping the existing roof difficult as with the foam stuck to the back of the slates, therefore when removing the slates they split. This lowered the amount of salvageable slate reclaimed off of the roof.
 
The Client decided to put new Welsh slate on the sections to the front of the building and use the reclaimed slate up to the rear of the property.
 
The main advantage of using new Welsh slate on the main part of the roof was that it is issued with a 100 year guarantee from the quarry it came from.  The quarry have strict installation guides to follow and come out at different stages of the roofing work to check work is being carried out to the highest standard.  Once they are happy that the work complies with their specification they issue the guarantee.
 
Once the roof was stripped and all the existing spars were cleaned of the Polyurethane insulation, the roof was covered in Proctors Roofshield, one of the best breathable Roofing felts on the market. New 25 by 50 Tanalised Premium battens were fixed to the roof ensuring the correct gauged spacing for the 90mm head lap of the slates. The roof was then struck out with strike lines with a chalk line; this ensures that when slating the correct bond and lap is given to the slates when the roof is slated.
 
Once the new slates arrived on site they were removed for the pallets and sorted in to 3 grades (Thicknesses); thin medium and thick. This helps when slating the actual roof to get an evenly laid roof and a quality finish. The slates were then loaded onto the roof and slated. The slates were nailed with 38mm thick gauge copper nails. The gables and hips also had larger slates used to make sure there were no cuts under 150mm wide another requirement to ensure the 100 year guarantee was successfully issued.
 
Lead work to the box guttering, vertical slating and copingstones was completed with code 5 lead, which was welded and expansion joints used where needed. Lead work to the chimneys was completed in code 4 lead. The ridge work was competed after this leaving a high quality finish to the roof.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) roofing jobs york Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Traditional Cast Iron guttering and fittings http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/cast-iron-guttering-fittings http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/cast-iron-guttering-fittings Traditional Cast Iron guttering and fittings

Cast iron work for listed buildings or general residential properties. Comes in a variety of different shapes and sizes; Also different fittings to  suit any building.

Cast iron guttering systems are used widely on traditional buildings and heritage sites through out York. Cast iron is a long term solution to guttering and has a fantastic life span if maintained correctly. It comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes i.e. half Round, moulded, rectangular etc.
 There are many cast iron extras available like hopper heads and detailed pieces which are available to suit all building designs.

 Cast iron is also a very environmentally friendly product:
 Cast iron uses 97% re-cycled material in the manufacture of gutters and rainwater systems, which in turn are 100% recyclable. 
Cast iron is a Greenpeace recommended drainage material. It has a 
long Life. It is strong and durable; cast iron has a proven life span in excess of 50 years, and it is not uncommon for it to exceed 100 years. Cast iron systems will last your lifetime. The natural consequence of this of course is absolutely minimal environmental impact.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) york roofing work Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000
GRP Flat Roofing Systems http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/grp-flat-roofing-systems http://rksroofingyork.co.uk/roofing-york-leeds/grp-flat-roofing-systems GRP Flat Roofing Systems

GRP Roofing systems. The Cure It product we use can be used on nearly all types of roofs - from small bays to large industrial units. The product also offers a 20 year warranty and comes in a range of different colours.

Cure It, the GRP roofing system which we use, is issued with a 20 year warranty. The product is a fully-formulated, wet-laid, GRP waterproofing system. It is highly flexible and is fully-bonded to the roof substrate. The system will be resistant to any wind uplift that could reasonably be expected during the product’s lifespan.

The Cure It waterproofing system can be used for waterproofing applications of almost any size or complexity. It has the ability to produce different finishes, such as nonslip surfaces, and the product can be finished in a range of different colour options; this means that GRP roofing is now a popular and viable alternative to traditional roofing systems used previously.

The application of Fibre Glass roofing system is very straight forward, GRP (glass reinforced plastic) is the technical name for what is commonly known as 'fibreglass'. Originally developed in 1938 for use in insulation, GRP is extremely durable and today is used in a variety of applications across a number of industries. Also known as FRP (fibre reinforced polymer) GRP is extremely versatile, strong and waterproof, making GRP the ideal solution for applications such as roofing systems.

Maintaince

None and comes with a 20 year warranty. The surface of the roof may need cleaning periodically, but only for aesthetics.

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atti@gfdesign.co.uk (Super User) york roofing work Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000